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Public schools closed tomorrow

The Ministry of Education Science Technology and Innovation has advised that all public nursery, primary and secondary schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, December 1.

Principals are requested to visit their schools with their management team and assess the school plant for readiness to open on Friday, December 2. Principals should report their findings to their Education District Officer or the officers of the Secondary Section at the Ministry.

It is expected that schools will re-open on Friday, December 2.

The Ministry regrets any inconvenience which may be caused by this closure. (BGIS)

15 Responses to Public schools closed tomorrow

  1. Jada Jameson
    Jada Jameson November 30, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    No No No why oh lord my nieces are annoying okay people.

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  2. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria November 30, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Let me break it down for you.
    1.There are students at schools and adults. Most of them were present yesterday when the rain fell.
    Many schools flooded. The water reached low lying areas like the bathrooms and ground floor classrooms. Those students and adults still had to use the bathrooms, still had to go for school meals, still had to get out of the school at 1pm. Those students and adults tracked MUD and water everywhere. It needs to be cleaned up. Two/Three school janitors can’t do that in a day.

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  3. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria November 30, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    2. When the electricity goes off, the water follows shortly in many areas. In many areas with schools, the power is still out. Water is needed to flush school toilets, wash hands, wash school meal dishes and cutlery etc. It is unhygienic to open a school where there is no running water available.

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  4. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria November 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    3. Heavy rains can cause bad leaks in old roofs, like the roofs of the old schools in Barbados and other serious water damage. Therefore the relevant personel have to assess the schools for damage.

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  5. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria November 30, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Cause I don’t know if you believe that it was a little pass over that we experienced yesterday and still experiencing….

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  6. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria November 30, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Hmmm

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  7. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria November 30, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    struspe…..go and do it

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  8. Monica Wilson
    Monica Wilson November 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    so lets hope that the water and power is restored by Friday when school is opened.

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  9. Monica Wilson
    Monica Wilson November 30, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    that should be are restored

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  10. Monica Wilson
    Monica Wilson November 30, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    dont be childish

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  11. Diane Cummins
    Diane Cummins November 30, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Today was a holiday. Back to work tomorrow – just one day.

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  12. Honest December 1, 2016 at 6:52 am

    And yet no word on the tertiary institutions.

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  13. Tia December 1, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    What about Harrison and Grantley prescod?

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